22 Fans Crushed at Ivory Coast World Cup Qualifier

50,000 came to see European stars play
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 30, 2009 1:37 AM CDT
Men carry an injured spectator following a stadium stampede ahead of a World Cup qualifying match between the Ivory Coast and Malawi.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – At least 22 people were killed and 132 wounded in a stampede yesterday at a packed Ivory Coast soccer match, the Telegraph reports. The panic was sparked as fans without tickets broke down a stadium wall and poured inside. Victims were treated just yards away as Ivory Coast beat Malawi 5 to 0 in the World Cup qualifier.